Monday, December 28, 2009

Something old, Something new, Something borrowed... and Something blue!

custom bridal jewelry by
This wedding necklace has been my Custom project for December. A custom order won through a bid in Etsy's alchemy section, the task was to recreate the necklace in the low-resolution photo, and turn it into something fabulous for my bride's Vegas-casino/midnight on New Years' Eve wedding. You can view the bid, and the finished photos, here in my shop.

To recreate the necklace, we used oval mother of pearl, glass coin pearl, blue opal, and alexandrite crystal rosebuds with a vitrail finish. The teardrop "leaves" are faceted emerald crystal teardrops. The flower focals were created in polymer clay with swarovski crystal centers by beetreebyme on Etsy. She took our custom requests and turned them into absolutely fabulous focal flowers! What a treat and a pleasure to work with her!
blue opal bridal and bridesmaid jewelry by laurastaley
custom bridal and bridesmaid jewelry by
Custom orders are really high on my list of favorite things to do. Of course I LOVE the free-creating process; I think they're both very fulfilling. My pleasure in the custom creation process lies in taking the customer's need and turning it into
something that is much more than they expected. What fun!

Heartfelt congratulations
to Crystal on her upcoming wedding, this New Years' Eve. Blessings and Best wishes for a long and happy lifetime of love and family.


Thyme2dream said...

oooh, beautiful!!!

Audrey said...

Soooooooooooooooo Lovely!!!

AudreyGardenLady at etsy

storybeader said...

great design and reproduction! It's beautiful!

Hot Rocks said...

I am speechless! That has to be one of the most stunning, and I mean STUNNING necklaces I have ever seen! It looks like it was a lot of work, but so utterly gorgeous!

Hot Rocks said...

There is an award waiting for on my blog!

Laura said...

WOW, you guys are so kind. Thanks for the compliments. I wish the designer of the necklace could get some credit, too, but that's how I got the job. The source could not be found! We made up the front of the necklace. I'm eagerly anticipating photos of the bride wearing it on her wedding evening!

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Jennifer D Burrell said...


This necklace is so beautiful, elegant and unique. I just love asymmetrical design :)

It looks great as the first thing you see on your blog. Congratulations!

- Jen

Kirsten said...

Very lovely Laura! Stunning design! And amazing execution....well done! I found your blog on the FEST threads.....

jodi french paper arts said...

You did a great job! I am sure the bride was thrilled!